30 episodes

A platform exploring stories of purposeful life lived across and between cultures and celebrating our common existence and humanity. Hosted by Qali Id, a world traveller, advocate and storyteller, this weekly interview podcast champions the individual story as being the fabric of our common humanity and connecting us to a new way of seeing the world. You will hear everyday people’s stories on identity, culture, lifestyle and purpose as guided by personable, introspective and intimate conversations.

The Qonnect Qali Id

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A platform exploring stories of purposeful life lived across and between cultures and celebrating our common existence and humanity. Hosted by Qali Id, a world traveller, advocate and storyteller, this weekly interview podcast champions the individual story as being the fabric of our common humanity and connecting us to a new way of seeing the world. You will hear everyday people’s stories on identity, culture, lifestyle and purpose as guided by personable, introspective and intimate conversations.

    The Wrap Up - S3 E10

    The Wrap Up - S3 E10

    On the final episode of this season of The Qonnect, Qali looks back on some of her favourite moments and what she learnt from them.
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    • 26 min
    The African Perspective with Ras Mutabaruka - S3 E9

    The African Perspective with Ras Mutabaruka - S3 E9

    On this episode of The Qonnect, Qali speaks with Ras Mutabaruka, Rwandan Canadian entrepreneur, media maker, and community-builder whose ingenuity, creativity and faith in humanity have allowed him to carve, from circumstances of struggle and migration, a life of passion, vision and enduring, Inexhaustible love for the continent of his birth. Moses has founded TAP Media Ltd (TAP Magazine Parent Company) after being frustrated with seeing how Africa and Africans were often portrayed in global media. TAP is a Pan-African media platform that tells African stories from an African perspective with a mission to re-brand Africa. One story at a time. In 2017, TAP reached over 7 Million Africans.
    Ras and Qali dive into the importance of storytelling, directing our narrative, the creative economy and the impact of living between cultures.

    Referred to in the conversation:
    The Homecoming Series

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    Find Ras on Instagram. Check out TAP Magazine

    • 59 min
    Tell Your Story - S3 E8

    Tell Your Story - S3 E8

    On this episode of The Qonnect, Qali talks about the importance of telling your story, cementing our identities into history, building resilience and all the ways that writing can have psychological benefits.

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    • 31 min
    Make The Leap - S3 E7

    Make The Leap - S3 E7

    On this episode of The Qonnect, Qali gets into failing, pivoting and making that leap. It's something we all will face multiple times in our lives, but how can we rewire it to see it as an opportunity, create meaning in our lives through experimenting.

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    • 28 min
    Got Nothing Figured Out - S3 E6

    Got Nothing Figured Out - S3 E6

    On this episode of The Qonnect, Qali gets into the pressure of having things figured out, mid-year highlight reels, regrets of the dying and running your own race.

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    • 26 min
    Living in the Upside-Down with Araika-Zawadhafsa Mkulo - S3 E5

    Living in the Upside-Down with Araika-Zawadhafsa Mkulo - S3 E5

    On this episode of The Qonnect, Qali speaks with Araika-Zawadhafsa Mkulo, a cognitive psychologist and founder of Safe Space Africa, an entity dedicated to improving mental health for Africans through individual therapy, group workshops and digital products. Araika is a published researcher in the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems and The Gender Equality Promising Practices in UNICEF Programming in Tanzania. Her research interests lie in marrying psychology with technology and business to find impactful solutions for mental health, gender inequality and poverty in Africa. Currently, Araika is living and working between Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.
    During this conversation, Araika and Qali talk about the importance of cultural nuance and language in psychology, Safe Space Africa, remaining present in terms of crisis, slowing down and why purpose is more important than passion.

    Referred to in the conversation:
     Safe Space
    Dixon Chibanda & The Friendship Bench
    Slowing Down Blog

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    Find Araika on Instagram

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Mbayaman ,

Great show!

The Qonnect is a such a good show. Qali tackles so many conversations that a long overdue in the space today. Her guests are amazing, learned so much and left inspired. Give it a listen, you won’t be disappointed

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